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>> these are real, anderson. >> i'm sure they are. are you sure -- i don't want to accuse your children. are you sure the twins didn't steal this necklace? >> no. the twins have never seen the necklace. the necklace stays at work in a vault hermetically sealed. they have never even seen the handcuffs. >> when was the last time you remember, have you retraced your steps? computers, his diary and his cell phone. >> mary, i want to ask you about -- i know this is an awful memory that lives with you. but the suicide note that was allegedly shane's. i know that you didn't think that that was real. >> yes, i retraced my steps, anderson, and i have even put up a flyer all around headline news and cnn asking for tips and there is a reward for the necklace. >> on twitter today, as i said, you did accuse me of the theft, and while i do find -- >> i didn't accuse you. i just made a suggestion. >> you suggested it. >> i just threw the bread upon the water to see what would bite. you're turning red. >> no, no, for the record, i find it very fetching. i did not take it. do you have any other suspects? >> don't try to throw me off the scent. don't try to throw me off you, anderson. i have already told you, geragos and toobin, toobin is too much of a straight guy to wear a pair what was it about that note that made you think this is not something shane wrote? >> well, first, he started off the very first paragraph is thanking them for allowing him to succeed. that is incongruent with someone who hated the company he was working for and asking him to compromise u.s. security. and then the notecontinued on.
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of handcuff necklaces. he would never think to steal like you. now, what about geragos? out of the three of you, i would say that he would be the type to actually steal the necklace. >> i knew you were going to accuse him. >> although you're pretty daring. look at his face. if that doesn't scream guilt. >> where do you get a handcuff necklace, at a regular jewelry store or an s & m dungeon? >> what is that? the memories didn't match our memories. the sentences he gave to his brothers which are his best friends were incongruent with our son. >> that is the singapore technology company that shane was working for. you say he hated his job. did he talk to you about his work? >> every week we talked about his work not in specifics but, you know, him planning to quit, what's an s & m dungeon? >> what will you do if you find the perpetrator of this heinous crime? >> if i find the thief, they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and i plan to personally put these on him. >> i got to ask this question. what has more sentimental value, your handcuff necklace or your giving his 60-day notice. i didn't understand hit work. he's a doctor. he is way beyond me. but we did talk about how dissatisfied he was and then we started talking about how his life was being threatened and that was after january. he really felt he was in danger. >> did he talk about why he felt threatened?
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barrette? >> well, the barrette's lucey's, my daughter. >> oh, that's nice. so the barrette. >> i would have to go with the barrette. hey, hey, hey, don't ask me anything else about what i wear, because next thing i know i'm going to turn around and lucey's barrette's going to be gone, anderson. anderson cooper. >> we're going to stay on it, nancy grace. thank you. good luck to you. >> anderson, thank you, friend. >> thank you, friend. >> let me just say on the record that i promise cnn and "ac 360" will devote all of its many resources to this search and i did he give you any detail about what he was working on or what threats he felt he was receiving? >> he's told actually both mary and i that he was dealing with some chinese engineers that would come into the room with him and here he was the lead of the team and then they would speak to him in english but then they would speak around him and personally, i will stay on this story until the handcuffs are returned to their rightful owner or at least until tomorrow's "ridiculist." that does it for us. we'll be back one hour from now. another edition of "360" 10:00 p.m. eastern. erin "out front" starts now. >> investigators racing to texas tonight to determine if a high-speed chase with police is connecting to the murder. plus, assault weapons ban standoff. in mander in. and it concerned him so much that he actually started taking manderin. he had cds in his room. he told his girlfriend that he was going to take it. he told us he was going to take manderin. >> i know you said that the company that shane says he was working with, it's a very powerful chinese company with a big presence in this country. and he was working with them on -- again, you use all the acronyms i don't understand what all of them mean. basically something that could eventually have a use in some sort of military radar fashion. right? >> yes.
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joe biden versus harry reed. democrat versus democrat tonight. japan and guam right now with its missiles. would kim jung un do it? it's go "out front." >> good evening, everyone. we have breaking news with the that's correct. actually, moc is actually -- it has civilian applications as well. but it has tremendous military applications. >> so you think your son may have found out too much or may have indicated that he was going to -- when he talks about national security concerns, go to talk to someone in the u.s. government or something like that might have happened and that's when you think they decided to kill him? >> i think shane actually had the recipes, very technical recipes for this chemical that search for the gunman who killed colorado's prison chief. investigators are headed to wies counsil texas. and they're going there to see whether a man who led police today on a high-speed car chase is the same person who killed tom clemens on tuesday night. left his car and opened fire on police, injuring a deputy. in wise county texas and, ed, were very sensitive. and they were asking him for it. he realized who he was dealing with which was the company and realizing that's when he was saying i'm so naive. you know, he thought he was involved in a civilian, you know, program and he realized that now it's getting out into people that really shouldn't have access to this. >> they say to the united states as they have, there was a congressional investigation into them in 2012. this story is done on television about the company talking about whether they pose a security risk to this country, whether they're engaged in spying. they deny that. when they were asked about the relationship with ime, they said, i want to quote them, "we do not do military equipment or technology nor do we discuss it with partners." do you think they're just blatantly lying?
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why do police think this suspect might be related to come clemens horrible murder? >> well, the car that the suspect in this particular case was driving was a black, boxy cadillac. it's interesting that this car had two different colorado license plates, as well. so, obviously, that raises suspicion. but what is not clear is whether or not the initial deputies that approached this car, about 35 miles to the northwest of where we are in another county, in >> the thing is, you have to have a complete understanding of what gan is. montague county, had called that car because it matched the description that authorities had been alerted to be on the lookout for. but, regardless, a high-speed chase ensued. it ended just a short distance from where i standed here. the suspect along the way was shooting out of his car window reaching speeds of more than a hundred miles per hour. one deputy was wounded, shot in the chest. but that deputy, we're told, will be okay. nonlife-threatening injuries there. it could be -- they can use words to disguise it about military technology. it's the technology in began and the recipes themselves that are so sensitive that can actually be used in applications for military. >> is there anything that would convince you, and i know it would be a horrible thing, but that this was not murder? >> well, at this point, nothing could convince us because there's not one shred of evidence that points to suicide. everything points to murder including the pathologist's report, shane's external hard drive, the bathroom, the evidence in the bathroom. if we could go back to june and
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but there was a civilian car that was hit by a bullet, as well. burr r but authorities say they do not know the name of the person driving that car. he continued firing, kemt firing at authorities who were surrounding him and then authorities hit him. the suspect has been flown to a hospital in ft. worth texas, not too far away from here where we're told that the suspect is dead on life support and waiting redo it all, we wouldn't -- we're not parents that couldn't accept something like this. do you think we would go to all this trouble to just say our son didn't commit suicide? this is taken over our life. we're fighting for justice. we're fighting for our country. no. there is nothing that could be to see if they will harvest his organs. they're still trying to investigate him. >> we're going to be joined by the police in just a moment. the authorities have ruled out it was a random act of violence. they're looking into whether his job had something to do with his said that would convince us otherwise. >> we don't want to minimize anybody that ever lost a son or a daughter due to suicide. that is a horrendous tragedy. but i would say that would be a lot easier to deal with. i mean we can't put this to bed. we know shane was living it. we lived with his statements every week. i've seen the marks on his
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murder. >> reporter: investigators confirm one theory they're investigating is a possible link to his refusal to allow an inkars rated saudi arabia national convicted of sex crimes to be transfer today a prison in his own country. necks. i've seen his hands that are brutally bruised. i see the bruise on his head. this is something that we live with, we have lived with every day for the past eight months. >> all right. thanks so much for rick and mary. and a canadian health agency has an unusual way to combat in 2011, the sentence was reduced. to enter a mandatory evaluation program for sex offenders. eight days before clemens was gunned down on his doorstep, he wrote this letter to al-turkey. you declined the opportunities to be assessed for potential placement in treatment. you have reportedly declined based upon religious reasons/conflict with your smoking. this is probably the best ad you've ever seen. and, yes, we will share it with you. both tylenol and bayer advanced aspirin
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islamic faith. i have decided not to support your request for transfer to saudi arabia at this time. >> that's a lead amongst many others. as i mentioned, we're still in a very broad look here, a broad perspective here on all the possible options being considered. that simply is one of many at this point. >> reporter: al-turkey's attorneys did not return calls seeking comment on the case which is politically sensitive in saudi arabia. colorado's attorney general even are proven to be effective pain relievers. tylenol works by blocking pain signals to your brain. bayer advanced aspirin blocks pain at the site. try the power of bayer advanced aspirin. try the power with the bing it on challenge to show google users what they've been missing on bing. let's bing it on. [fight bell: ding, ding] how many here are google users? what if i was to tell you that you would actually like bing way more than google when it came to the results? prove it. let's look up some taco places. traveled there to meet with king abdullah and other officials to explain how the u.s. judicial system was used in the case. another of more than 100 tips and leads investigators are pursuing, this craigslist ad for the sale of a bicycle. they're seeking information about air dark boxy car seen idling near clemens car around the time of the killing tuesday night. at the office where clemens i like the left side. yeah? okay, do we need to find out what the waves are like down at the beach? what side do you like better? i like the results on the right. i'm gonna go with the one on the left. oh! bing won! people prefer bing over google for the web's top searches. don't believe it? go to and see what you're missing.
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worked, flags fly at half-staff and there's extra security in place. >> all right. casey, so that story about the prisoners is bizarre. where is that person right now? >> reporter: erin, he remains in the lineman correctional facilty in colorado. he has been placed though in protective custody because his name has been raised in this case. i do want to stress that this is only one avenue that investigators have been pursuing. but because tom clemens did not receive any threats that investigators are aware of and because he had no own enemies and was widely respected, they're pursuing every lead including this one, erin. >> all right. thank you very much, casey. want to bring in the el paso county undersheriff paula presley on the phone right now. paula, i mean this is -- the story only seems to get more confusing and more bizarre the more that we learn. let me start with what happened in texas todayment do you think the man involved in that high speed car chase today was connected with clemens murder at this time? >> certainly that is something that we're looking into. [ babies crying ] surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmission. [ coyote howls ] how about no more surprises? now you can get all the online trading tools you need without any surprise fees. ♪ it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade.
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we currently have investigators who should be on the ground in texas here within the hour. based upon the vehicle description that we were given, the fact that the plates are out of colorado. we certainly have reason to believe that it's something that we need to investigate. again, exploring all leads, all tips that we possibly can. this could potentially be a break for us. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system but it will be very difficult to tell until we can get down there and see exactly what happened and analyze any evidence that may be there at that scene. >> and sheriff, one of the questions is you heard our reporter from wise county, texas, was reporting, look, the person here who the police engaged in this shootoff with in texas is not going to make it. they're harvesting organs. are you worried you won't get all the information i need or to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them.'s my job to look after it. ♪
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confident that you'll be able to get enough information even if he's dead to know whether he was responsible or not? >> again, you know, that certainly -- you know, it's difficult for me to tell you that until we get investigators on the ground there. and they're able to look and see what evidence is there. obviously, it sounds like there were numerous rounds fired based upon what we're hearing in this shootout that ended after the pursuit. and so there is evidence obviously there at the scene. that's what our investigators are there for is to talk to all of the authorities from the various agency that's were our fifth story "outfront," is gay marriage good for kids? involved in this pursuit, scam than vehicle, look at any evidence that is on the scene to say that we certainly may, you know, lose some information because the suspect is not going to survive. that's difficult, you know, to say one way or the other at this point. because we really don't know. >> well, what about the story about the saudi arabian prisoner that we were just hearing about? the al-turkey case. according to a new study from the american academy of pete at rikz, parents's sexual orientation has no effect on the children's development. the most influential pediatricians group says gay couples should be able to marry in order to ensure the best health and well-being of a child. "outfront" tonight, we have a correspondent with the and a contributor for us and writer for the national review. all right, great to have all of you with us. peter, let me start with you.
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clemens made a decision not to allow that man, the saudi arabian national convicted of sex crimes to be transferred back to saudi arabian prison. have you been able to identify any connection or are you looking at a connection between clemens' murder and that particular case? >> we are looking at that particular case. again, looking at all possibilities. and we have to look at were there any motives? were there any threats against mr. clemens? and so certainly, you know, would anybody have a reason or a vendetta? so we're looking at that case. american academy of pediatrics is becoming gay marriage. in the statement they said, children thrive in families that are stable and provide permanent security and the way we do that is through marriage. regardless of whether it's a man and a man or a woman and a woman or a woman and a man. is that wrong? >> i disagree with their statement. there's -- there have been again, haven't received any specific information at this point in time that would cause us to solely focus our efforts on that case. but it certainly is a possibility and we have to, again, look at all avenues. >> all right. thank you very much, undersheriff paula presley for joining us to night. we continue to follow that story until there are answers. "outfront" next, vice president joe biden came out big time in support of an assault weapons ban. harry reid killed the bill. democrat v. democrat next. a man who served 22 years in prison for the murder of a new decades of social science research showing that children do best when raised by their own biological mother and father who are committed to one another in a life-long marriage. children in that setting are happier, healthier and more prosperous than children in any other setting. the american academy of pediatrics is relying on a much smaller and much more limited body of research on homosexual parents which really cannot bear the weight that they're putting on it. >> kelly, is that true snt best situation for a child is married woman and man? >> common sense dictates that being born straight does not make you a great parent. a woman was homosexual and was trying to sell her daughter to a
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york rabbi is released. authorities say that now they know he was innocent all along. we have a special report on. that. and a mysterious death in singapore. officials there say this man committed suicide. but his family here in america in montana is convinced it was murder. ♪ [ female announcer ] from meeting customer needs... pedophile. i think we can agree that doesn't make you a better or worse parent. i wasn't shocked by this finding. i think a lot of americans won't be. one of the things i've written about before is same-sex adoption had far more support than same-sex marriage because to meeting patient needs... ♪ wireless is limitless. [ female announcer ] from finding the best way... ♪ to finding the best catch... ♪ wireless is limitless. with thermacare heatwraps. thermacare works differently. there are plenty of people who. or that they don't think that americans make great parents. >> there are about two million children in this country being raised by gay parents. is there a scenario where you think being raised by gay parents would be bad for a child? >> we don't really have a large number of families -- a large
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terms of not equality or asked in terms of the real issue at hand in terms of the law which is the definition of marriage, around 60% of americans will still answer that they believe marriage should be defined as the union of one man and one woman. as for gay parenting, there's no question there are gay parents and so forth. they're able to love children. sdwoo but no amount of love can turn a mother into a father or a father into a mother. and, in any case, the issue of parenting is not identical with the issue of marriage. it's not necessary to change the issue of marriage in order to deal with the issue of parent. >> all right, well, thanks very much to all three of you. a lot to be continued on this. i hope you all will come back. the war on smoking. mayor bloomberg and passing acts in the best ad you'll ever see. this day calls you.
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our second store i didn't remember "outfront," biden's assault. joe biden stood firm in favor of an assault weapons ban hours before harry reid introduced a new gun control measure, without an assault weapons ban. >> for all those who say we shouldn't and can't ban assault weapons, for all those who say the politics is too hard, how can they say that? to fight chronic osteoarthritis pain. to fight chronic low back pain. >> well, here's someone who does. he should probably ask harry reid. >> and i'm not going to try to put something on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. >> david from joins me now, 14:37:14:form er speech write for president bush. david, joe biden long supported an assault weapons ban. but when the gun task force when he started talking about what their ideas were, he didn't even mention his remarks or anything to take action. to take the next step. today, you will know you did something for your pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a pain reliever fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. anti-depressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not for children under 18. people taking maois, linezolid or thioridazine or with
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about assault weapons ban. so he also down played it. is he trying to play both sides of the coin? >> it is hard to understand what the president is playing. it's been evident for a long time in the democratic majority senate, the votes aren't there for an assault weapons ban. and second, an even more relevant, i think few experts in the issue think that an assault weapons ban is anything like a top priority item in the field uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs include abdominal pain and yellowing skin or eyes. tell your doctor about all your medicines, including those for migraine and while on cymbalta, call right away if you have high fever, confusion and stiff muscles or serious allergic skin reactions like blisters, peeling rash, hives, or mouth sores to address possible life-threatening conditions. talk about your alcohol use, liver disease and before you reduce or stop cymbalta. of gun safety. i mean a spectacular and hor ib as the crimes committed with assault weapons are, the day in and day out toll on americans comes from handguns, not assault weapons. and we're concerned about background checks and people domestic violence convictions or court orders. so why not do the thing that is easier to pass and has more political support and the answer may have to do with internal democratic fund-raising priorities much more than the need to pass an actual bill. >> let me ask you a question about. this harry reid says i'm going to have an assault weapons ban because i can't get the votes. but then he says, i'm going to put amendments out. my amendments will include background checks and they will include -- i'm sorry, they will include limits to magazines and assault weapons ban. so how is he going to pass the amendment if he can't pass the sfwhil. >> listen, a couple things. dizziness or fainting may occur upon standing. take the next step. talk to your doctor. cymbalta can help.
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joe biden has been a rock on this issue. i mean for 20 years he has been 100% on the right side in terms of the assault weapons ban. and also, let's not forget, it was last week he said if you want an assault weapon, you should join the military. so the idea that he somehow been hey, buddy? oh, hey, flo. you want to see something cool? snapshot, from progressive. my insurance company told me not to talk to people like you. you always do what they tell you? no... try it, and see what your good driving can save you. you don't even have to switch. unless you're scared. i'm not scared, it's... missing in action is now sort of popping back up, i don't think that's exactly right. but what you're seeing happening right now is that yesterday when it became clear that what senator reid was going to move forward was going to be a very, very stripped down bill, there was an explosion from the gross roots. you had move and a bunch of organization that's came out of the wood work and said this is not acceptable. we're three months away from the children being murdered. we're not going to have the you know we can still see you. no, you can't. pretty sure we can... try snapshot today -- no pressure.
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democratic party putting some watered down bill on the floor. and what you're seeing now is a fight inside the democratic party. and the nra has a lot of power. but they're now being met with the grassroots fight back. biden is a factor in that. the idea he's mising in action on this is not right. >> what about the votes here? it's not just republicans who wouldn't vote for the assault weapons ban. it's democrats. david from raises a fair point. the numbers out there are less than 6% of the gun deaths, fewer than 6% in this country are assault weapons related. but when it happens, it's horrific. what else can we do? but you're not able to get the democrat votes. how come? >> i think rather than looking at the white house and imagining that joe biden had given, you know, two more speeches we would here i am not checking emails ! ahhhhh ! look, i'm not cleaning the grass ! or mowing the gutters ! i'm not... ehhh... taking conference calls ! definitely not making spreadsheets. less couchy, more beachy ! have a different outcome, you have to look at the nra. we have a mega lobby that people still think represents gun owners. the majority of gun owners actually support an assault weapons ban. they support the background check. this lobby now represents gun manufacturers. the ministry of health has released what might be the best public service announcement you'll ever see. take a look. >> i'll use fighting as an excuse to meet a guy. >> do you want to go outside for
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and they have tremendous power. and they have gotten a lot of democrats scared. i think democrats are making a mistake. this is the year to stand up to the nra, not to cower. i think you're making a big mistake by cowering. >> let me ask you about the issue with newtown. everyone said at the least we can get an assault weapons ban. to your point, maybe the wrong way to focus. joe biden touched on that today, too. >> for all those who say we a fight? yeah? >> i fart at parties and it doesn't make me as smart as they are. >> worth watching the whole thing, by the way. that's right, the canadians are using farting to combat smoking. on monday, mayor michael bloomberg announced he was moving forward with a lot of shouldn't or couldn't ban high capacity magazines, i just ask them one question -- think about newtown. think about newtown. >> and people do think about newtown, david. right? neil gave this testimony. i just want to play it really quickly. it will make you want to cry. here he is talking about it. >> i'm jesse lewis' dad. jesse was brutally murdered, sandy hook school. stores from publically displaying cigarettes and other tobacco products because such displays suggest that smoking is a normal activity. smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the united states. but is hiding merchandise the best way to combat the problem? or is there another way the states are avoiding? according to the cdc, between 1998 and 2010, states in this country selected nearly $244 billion in cigarette taxes and
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december 14th, 20 minutes after i dropped him off. >> david, i don't get it. i understand it's not that many deaths in the scheme of the country. but i don't get why we can't pass an assault weapons ban. >> we are seeing -- change is coming on this issue. we are seeing it. we're seeing fewer and fewer americans choosing to keep a gun in the home. that is a tremendous breakthrough because all the settlement money from the case against big tobacco. that is nearly one quarter of a trillion. this year alone, the states will get nearly $26 billion. so that money is supposed to go to ending smoking. but it doesn't. of the $26 billion this year, about 1.8% is actually going to go towards prevention. the states use the rest for, well, a whole lot of other stuff. they obviously need the cash desperately. science and all the statistics show that a gun in the home won't protect you against intruders which there aren't very many but does hugely is crease increase accident or suicide by a member in the family. as america is becoming safer in the face of crime, americans are choosing to arm themselves less. change is going to come not from the political system to the country but from the country to the political system. and as more and more americans make a decision, i don't want one for myself because i new york city will receive $625 million this year and has set aside $7.9 million for prevention programs in its '13 budget. states and cities in america say they want smoking to end, but they rely on people smoking to make ends meet. that's an inconvenient truth. mayor bloomberg serious about stopping smoking? he should ban that. fight that battle. piers morgan live starts right now.
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recognize how dangerous it is inside my home. you will see maybe more space for political change. start with things like background checks. start with things like keeping guns away from the most dangerous people, people with court orders for dples violence rather than trying to change these appalling but very rare terrible multiple murders. >> thanks very much to both of you. still to come, a man who served 22 years in prison for the murder of a rabbi in new [ female announcer ] what if the next big thing, isn't a thing at all? it's lots of things. all waking up. york is free tonight. his conviction has been tossed out. cnn was there the minute he walked out a free man. plus, the country's most connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here.
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granted. >> reporter: the judge wiped away tears as ranta embraced his family that included a daughter who was a baby when he was convicted. with a bafg his belongings slung over his shoulder, he walked out and faced cameras. with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. asrcreme. >> i'm overwhelmed. it's interesting. i would just like to say thank you to everybody. thank you for those who supported me today on this. as i said from the beginning, i had nothing to do with this case. if you are interested, there will be as much paperwork as you would like to read on this case. >> do you have any one thing you want to do? >> yeah. get the hell out of here maybe. >> he had always maintained he
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did not kill the rabbi, a prominent rabbi in brooklyn's community who was the victim of a botched robbery in february of 1990. a diamond currier was the original target. he managed to get away and the robber shot him and took off with his car. ranta was arrested six months later and his lawyer at that time says the conviction has haunted him. >> the day that david was convicted i made a promise to him i would never forget that i will do whatever i could in my power to set aside this verdict, to fight this injustice. >> michael tried to get the conviction overturned. but a phone call in 2011 raised hopes. a witness who was 13 at the time of the murder called him to say he had been coached by police to pick ranta. leberman said a police detective told me to pick the guy with the big nose. michael baum relaid the information to the conviction integrity unit of the brooklyn
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district attorney's office. their investigation found two other witnesses who admitted lying. it raised questions about the police handling of the case and ultimately led the da to as the conviction be overturned. the lead detective in the case was lewis garcela. he is now retired. we reached him at his home. he claims that ranta confessed but it was never recorded. ranta denies he never made a conviction. >> i didn't do anything wrong. i stand by my investigation. and i don't know what else to tell you. >> reporter: as ranta walked out a free man, a family friend of rabbi said th
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framed. they are not saying that. but ranta's current attorney says he intends to file a lawsuit and he calls the police work shoddy at best and criminal at worst. erin? >> thank you very much, mary. the north korean military is warning that american bases in guam and japan are within striking range of its missiles. but would north korea actually target america in the pacific? and an american man found dead in singapore under suspicious circumstances. authorities say it's suicide. his parents say it's murder. an "outfront" special report next. [ female announcer ] what if the next big thing, isn't a thing at all?
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breaking news and our top story, the suspect who led police on a high speed car chase in texas and who may be connected with the murder of the colorado prison chief is now dead. we have a reporter in wise county, texas. ed, what can you tell us? >> reporter: erin, after the accident here in the town of decatur, texas, where the suspect had been driving that car and had been hit broadsided by a semi truck and then got into a shootout, a continued shootout with authorities here earlier today, authorities shot him. he was flown to a hospital in
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ft. worth. texas not too far away from here. he had been put essentially on life support. they were waiting to determine whether they could harvest his organs. i'm told by the wise county sheriff here in decatur, texas, that suspect has been taken off life support and passed away. what is interesting however, is that they so far do not know his identity. but they have already fingerprinted him and they're in the process of trying to figure out exactly who he is. in the meantime, investigators from colorado have jumped on planes and scrambled and are scrambling their way down here and expected to be here within the next couple of hours where they will begin the process of going through the suspect's car where we're told by investigators here in texas that there is evidence that these investigators from colorado will definitely want to see. what exactly all that means specifically, we do not know. but investigators will be working very closely and getting into that car and see what kind of evidence they can find and see if it's connected to the murder of that director of the colorado prison system.
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erin? >> ed, thank you very much. and now our fourth story "outfront," new threats today from north korea. the north korean military warns the united states that american bases in guam and japan are within striking range of korean missiles. now, could they, would they actually hit american targets? "outfront" tonight, center for stra strategic and international studies. they say good wap. they say japan? what about hawaii? what about american samoa? what about the other islands? >> erin, they have medium range ballistic missile force that is deployed right now, meaning it's operational that has a range of about 1,000 miles. and so they can hit anything within 1,000 miles. we don't know about their targeting capability. but they certainly have the range to do that. beyond that, they're developing other missiles, some of which we've seen them test that can go much farther, 4,000 to 6,000 miles, perhaps even farther. so they're clearly building toward the capability where they can try to threaten every part of the united states where we may have forces or where our allies are around the world.
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>> so victor, when we think about this we've been talking about west coast of the u.s. you think about hawaii, it brings back memories of pearl harbor, another time where it was the easiest place to strike in the pacific was closer to asia in hawaii. should we be taking the north korean threat more seriously? i mean it seems we have a missile defense program the president is rebooting. but are we taking it seriously enough? >> well, i certainly think that the recent set of tests, the missile tests in december and then the nuclear test in february in which they appeared to have advanced their programs has created enough of a concern that i think we are taking it more seriously. last week there was an announcement of our intent to move to put 14 new interceptors, missile defense interceptors up which is a sign that we're taking this quite seriously now. but i think we should. >> all right.
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thank you very much, victor. we appreciate you taking the time tonight. and now to a story we've been "outfront" on, the mysterious hanging death of 31-year-old yelled shane todd. he is from montana. but he was found dead in his apartment in singapore. the fbi is now investigating the case. secretary of state john kerry and attorney general eric hold rer asking questions of the singapore government. singapore police say todd committed suicide. todd's parents say it was murder. now shane todd was found dead in his apartment in june just hours after his last day working for a prestigious government research firm. but did his work make him a target? >> reporter: shane todd, 31 years old, had a phd in electrical engineering and by all accounts a very bright future. he was working for the institute of micro electronics or ime, a prominent singapore research facility. his project involved creating faster, more powerful semiconductors. his parents say that in his last
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few months he was stressed, even expressing fear for his life. he had told them he didn't feel right about his work. that it might be illegal, even a risk to u.s. national security. with little faith in the singapore police and the fbi unable to help in a foreign country, the todds had little choice but to launch their own investigation. rick todd had pictures of shane's body taken when it returned to the u.s. they gave them and the singaporean coroner's report to a forensic pathology in any event missouri. his conclusion, shane was murdered. most likely strangled by a wire. the evidence, bruises on his hands and a lump on his forehead indicating a fight. the back of shane's neck was cut, hanging only causes damage to the front of the neck. there were bruises on shane's fingers and neck indicating he was trying to squeeze his hands under the wire, again struggling to live. >> it's very hard to go through the pictures. but we will go to the ends of the earth to see justice is done. >> shane todd's parents, mary and rick, are "outfront" tonight.
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thanks so much to both of you. rick, i know the secretary of state john kerry is involved. the fbi is now involved in investigating the death of your son. have they learned anything? >> well, we know -- we received some word from singapore that they're cooperating. but we're insistent they need to get access to both of shane's
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Erin Burnett Out Front
CNN March 21, 2013 8:00pm-9:00pm PDT

News/Business. Erin Burnett. (2013)

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